A new television series with connections to Suffolk and staring Hollywood megastar Austin Butler is being released today. 

Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Masters of the Air tells the true story of the bomber boys of the American Eight Air Force, known as the Mighty Eighth. 

It also stars Barry Keoghan, Ben Radcliffe and Ncuti Gatwa - who is the new face of Doctor Who.

Rougham Airfield near Bury St Edmunds was home to the 94th Bomb Group from June 1945 until December 12 1945, who flew more than 300 missions with the B-17 Flying Fortress. 

The film is based on Donald L Miller's book and includes the story of Brigadier General Frederick Walker Castle. 

On Christmas Eve 1944, he led a team against communication centres and Luftwaffe fighter fields. 

His plane experienced engine problems and realising the hopelessness of the situation, Brig Gen Castle took the controls to give his crew time to escape. 

Castle was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour. 

Masters of the Air will be released on Apple TV on Friday.